Tank! Tank! Tank!

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Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tank! Tank! Tank! arcade flyer.jpg
Arcade flyer
Developer(s) Bandai Namco Games
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games[1][2][3]
Platform(s) Arcade, Wii U (Nintendo eShop)
Release date(s) Arcade
  • JP October 15, 2009[1]
  • NA December 2009
  • EU 2009
Wii U
  • NA November 18, 2012[4]
  • PAL November 30, 2012
  • JP February 21, 2013
Nintendo eShop
  • JP December 26, 2012
  • PAL February 14, 2013
  • NA May 2, 2013
Genre(s) Action,[1] Simulator
Mode(s) Single-player[2]
Multiplayer[2] (2-4 players)
Display Raster

Tank! Tank! Tank! (タンク!タンク!タンク! Tanku! Tanku! Tanku!?) is an action video game released in arcades in 2009 and for Nintendo's Wii U in North America and PAL Regions in November 2012 and in Japan the following December.

Whilst a retail release came first in most markets, the game was initially launched in Japan as a downloadable free-to-play game via Nintendo eShop, and got a retail release on February 21, 2013. The game is also free-to-play in Europe in February 14, 2013[5] and in North America in May 2, 2013.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

In this game, the player controls a tank and has to shoot monsters with ammunition.[7] A player's photo is taken with a nearby camera (dubbed the NamCam - short for "Namco Camera") and is used as an avatar to identify each player's tank.[7] Two examples of monsters confronted in the game are red dragons and giant spiders.[7] Each level contains destructible elements and weapons range from a plasma bolt to a machine gun.[7] Accessories can be added to the avatars, such as military helmets and wrestling masks.[7] Collateral damage against the city background is encouraged in addition to dealing damage to the monsters that inhabit the game.

Players can either divide themselves into two rival teams, team up to fight the monsters in a co-operative manner, or fight against each other in an "every man for himself mode."[7][8]

Weapons[edit]

  • Plasma Bolt - allows the player to fire a bolt of plasma at the opponent
  • Machine gun - similar to a modern-day machine gun used by most armies
  • Missile Rack - a rack of potent missiles that can deal a devastating amount of damage to the enemy
  • Colossus Missile - a giant missile that can deal more damage than an entire missile rack
  • Mega-Beam - fires a gigantic laser beam at an adversary
  • Flamethrower - shoot a stream of fire

Reception[edit]

Tank! Tank! Tank! has received mostly negative reviews, averaging a 45% on Metacritic. Kevin Knezevic of GamesRadar called it "a fun little diversion" but noted that the single-player lacked much depth.[9] GamerCheese criticized the game for being below standard for a Wii U launch title, stating "...the lack of online play...make(s) this title suffer."[10] Nintendo Power gave the game a 3.5 in the magazine's last issue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Release information for Tank! Tank! Tank!". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "# of players information for Tank! Tank! Tank!". Highway Games. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Information for Tank! Tank! Tank!". 1up.com. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  4. ^ http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/26/wii-u-launch-supported-by-23-day-one-releases-in-north-america/
  5. ^ Long, Neil (13 February 2013). "Wii U goes free to play with Tank! Tank! Tank!". Edge. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  6. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2 May 2013). "Tank! Tank! Tank! for Wii U goes free-to-play on eShop". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Game information for Tank! Tank! Tank!". Namco America. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  8. ^ "Information for Tank! Tank! Tank!". Bandai Namco Games Japan. Retrieved 2012-04-28. 
  9. ^ "Tank! Tank! Tank! Review". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  10. ^ "Tank! Tank! Tank! Review". GamerCheese. Retrieved 2012-11-27.